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Self Improvement, The 12 Steps to Take One Day At A Time, edition 3

2. Let the inner child out – can you remember how much simpler life  was when you were a child; go back to your childhood for a short while. Do something you used to enjoy doing as a child, this could be anything from roller skating, lying on your back and finding shapes in the clouds, making a daisy chain or playing on a swing.

3. Comfort yourself – we all have something that comforts us in times when we need it, something that make us feel safe and secure. Take time out to comfort yourself every now and again. This could be sitting in front of a roaring fire and watching the flames dance, relaxing in a hot bubble bath surrounded by candlelight, snuggling up in a favorite blanket or a particular smell that relaxes you.

4. Relax in fantasy – take time out to go out of your world and into another, this could be by way of a book, magazin or film. Or better yet visualization; go into your own fantasy world, created by your own mind. 

5. Let the inner child out – can you remember how much simpler life  was when you were a child; go back to your treat yourself to a whole day of just doing whatever it is you enjoy doing,don’t do any work or even think or feel guilty about what you should be doing. Just make the day all about you.

6. Rediscover nature – reconnect with the world around you by taking a long walk through the park, notice how green the grass is and how blue the sky and marvel at the weird and wonderful shapes of the clouds drifting over the sky. 

7. Do something you keep putting off – take time out to do something you have been meaning to do for a long time. Don’t keep putting it off, make today the day to do it.

These are just some of the ways you can help to improve your health by taking care of your mental health, just open your mind and be more aware of your body and mind and you will discover many other ways to take care of your mental health which ultimately leads to a happier and healthier you, overall.

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